Sep 24, 2012 2:00pm PDT
start with the big one. next weiss' first huge bedate between barack obama and mitt romney. no matter what we say now trying to figure this thing out, it's impossible to know what it will feel like when these two men meet, shake hands, and take their positions. the studio where we do "hardball" in washington was the sight of the second great debate between richard nixon and john f. kennedy. right before that debate the kennedy brothers arrived to discover something weird had happened. the temperature was meat locker level. so cold they couldn't believe it and they knew why. kennedy's television adviser went racing to the basement and found nixon's guy standing watch on the thermostat. nixon had sweated in that first debate and it cost him. this time the nixon people were intent on freezing the room so cold that nixon couldn't sweat at all. well, after a standoff in that basement in our headquarters and some threats to call the police, they agreed to bring the temperature up. well, think this stuff doesn't matter? it all matters. just like everything we do, wear, look like, act like, s
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am PDT
president obama's campaign is launching a new tv ad with that secretly recorded video of his opponent. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in denver this morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney left california and headed here yesterday afternoon. he's trying to get his focus back on the economy after what his advisers even say was a terrible last week for him. at a rally here last night he really focused on jobs, and he came out swinging against the president. >> this could be the state that takes it over the edge! >> reporter: campaigning in the swing state of colorado, romney is keeping his focus on the economy. and his message more forceful and specific. >> they don't understand small business. i do. not because i studied it, but because i lived it. you have to be in business to understand how to create jobs. >> reporter: he's looking to put last week behind him. on the campaign plane sunday night to denver, romney told reporters he was buckling down. quietly rejecting suggestions the race may be slipping away. >> you know, we just keep on battling forward with our message.
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
this presidential election. >> the polls show romney is trailing in most of those states. president obama's campaign is launching a new ad. we go to denver with jan crawford. >> reporter: romney is trying to get back on his economic message after what even his own advisors concede was a terrible week. he put his focus on the economy and jobs and came out swinging at the president. >> this could be the state that takes it over the edge. >> reporter: campaigning in the swing state of colorado romney is keeping his focus on the economy and his message was forceful and specific. >> they don't understand small business. i do. not because i studied, built because i lived it. you have to be in business to under how to create jobs. >> reporter: he's looking to put last week behind him. on the campaign plane sunday night to denver romney told reporter he was buckling down, rejecting suggestions the race may be slipping away. >> we just keep on battling forward with our message. i don't pay a lot of attention to the day-to-day polls. they change a great deal. >> reporter: those polls now show president obama